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FINALFANTASYDOG
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(03-11-2011, 05:54 AM)
HOW TO HELP:

http://playforjapan.org/


http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_newsro...mi-how-to-help






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Reporting from Beijing and Tokyo
An 8.9-magnitude earthquake struck off the northeast coast of Japan on Friday, shaking office buildings in Tokyo and setting off a devastating tsunami that swept away cars and boats.

The quake — the world's fifth largest since 1900, according to the U.S. Geological Survey — struck at 2.46 p.m. local time.

Originally Posted by Hazaro

Again the main photos so far:

http://i.imgur.com/nc3Ej.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/j7Ekj.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/rWdCc.jpg

Streams:

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/foxtokimekitonight
http://www.justin.tv/hdvideo#/w/952123376/7
http://english.aljazeera.net/watch_now/

http://disaster.yahoo.co.jp/12998225...ake/index.html
Last edited by FINALFANTASYDOG; 03-22-2011 at 07:34 AM.
j_k_redtail
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(03-11-2011, 05:56 AM)
7.9. Folks on Twitter in Beijing say they felt it.

[edit] USGS:

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquak...pt11070000.php
Jtwo
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(03-11-2011, 05:57 AM)
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Damn, good luck dudes.
DanteFox
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(03-11-2011, 05:57 AM)
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magnitude 7 definitely isn't the highest possible. Just sayin.
FINALFANTASYDOG
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(03-11-2011, 05:57 AM)

Originally Posted by DanteFox

magnitude 7 definitely isn't the highest possible. Just sayin.

It's the Japanese system, it is+

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japan_M...ntensity_scale
JLG-
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(03-11-2011, 05:58 AM)
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Damn, hearing stuff like this is always scary especially since I live in socal and we are due for a big one.
SnakeswithLasers
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(03-11-2011, 05:58 AM)
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Crap.
Wario64
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(03-11-2011, 05:58 AM)
Japan is gonna die.
Coins
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(03-11-2011, 05:59 AM)
Jesus Christ. 7.9


Good luck.
3phemeral
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(03-11-2011, 06:00 AM)
There was a 7.2 off Honshu your Wednesday sometime early morning. I was having a teleconference meeting when they had to rush out because the building was shaking.
FINALFANTASYDOG
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(03-11-2011, 06:01 AM)

Originally Posted by Wario64

Japan is gonna die.

Dude, not a time to be joking. Kobe earthquake was 6.8 and 6000 people lost their lives in that one
Shouta
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(03-11-2011, 06:01 AM)
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I live in Fukushima, not far from Miyagi and it was really strong even in my area.
white dynamite
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(03-11-2011, 06:01 AM)
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Holy shit...hopefully the damage isn't to bad.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought Japan's infrastructure was built around being able to withstand earthquakes.
Mr_Appleby
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(03-11-2011, 06:03 AM)
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they were the best of times, they were the end of times.

sorry. good luck tokyo!
Finaika
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(03-11-2011, 06:05 AM)
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Yeah I've felt the earthquake here (Tokyo). Biggest ever in my life. Hopefully everything will be ok now.
Steelrain
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(03-11-2011, 06:05 AM)
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I'm in Tokyo and my apartment was rocking like crazy. It was really strong. I'm on the 6th floor too. Wow that was scary lol. Hope everyone is ok.
Garcia
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(03-11-2011, 06:06 AM)
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Holy shit 7.9....

I hope everything and everyone is alright in Japan. What a fucking strong quake.
Finaika
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(03-11-2011, 06:07 AM)
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Ok so what should I do now? I'm currently in my apartment, should I go out or something? Help GAF!
FStop7
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(03-11-2011, 06:07 AM)
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Any word on tsunami warnings for Japan, Okinawa, Guam, Hawaii, or the US west coast?
DJmizuhara
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(03-11-2011, 06:08 AM)
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I'm in Nagoya and my office was just swaying side-to-side for like 3 minutes. It felt like I was on a boat! Weird feeling. Hope everybody is ok!
miladesn
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(03-11-2011, 06:08 AM)
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get realtime updates :\
http://www.google.com/#q=earthquake+...pw.&fp=1&cad=b
FINALFANTASYDOG
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(03-11-2011, 06:08 AM)

Originally Posted by Finaika

Ok so what should I do now? I'm currently in my apartment, should I go out or something? Help GAF!

If you are in Tokyo you should be fine, I'd suggest waiting for aftershocks to subside though for doing anything
Steelrain
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(03-11-2011, 06:08 AM)
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Originally Posted by Finaika

Ok so what should I do now? I'm currently in my apartment, should I go out or something? Help GAF!

I'm just chilling lol. My bathroom and kitchen are a fucking mess now though -_-


These aftershocks aren't helping matters.
crowphoenix
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(03-11-2011, 06:09 AM)
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Hope everyone is ok. :(
Wario64
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(03-11-2011, 06:09 AM)
sp0rks posted a video of 8-4 offices: http://yfrog.com/nmo1sz
D23
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(03-11-2011, 06:09 AM)
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reading ppl's reaction on my twitter feed is pretty scary
Dresden
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(03-11-2011, 06:10 AM)
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Good luck, guys. :( Hope yall stay safe.
Shouta
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(03-11-2011, 06:10 AM)
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It's still shaking here from the aftershocks.
Relix
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(03-11-2011, 06:10 AM)
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I was just gonna post about this!! One of my best friends is stationed in Japan and said he felt it... like 5 minutes of intense shaking he added. Wow.
Wario64
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(03-11-2011, 06:11 AM)
holy fuck

Steelrain
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(03-11-2011, 06:11 AM)
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Ugh phones are useless. Trying to get ahold of my GF...
sfedai0
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(03-11-2011, 06:13 AM)
Hope everyone made it out ok! I got news of this on GAF before any of the major news outlets. Love internet.
Ether_Snake
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(03-11-2011, 06:13 AM)
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Originally Posted by Finaika

Ok so what should I do now? I'm currently in my apartment, should I go out or something? Help GAF!

Go sleep in a field far from tall stuff and wires.
Full Recovery
(03-11-2011, 06:13 AM)
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Wow at the damage.
miladesn
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(03-11-2011, 06:14 AM)
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holy shit at that pic :\
mj1108
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(03-11-2011, 06:15 AM)
Holy shit.... :O O.o
SephirothRK
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(03-11-2011, 06:15 AM)
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Stay safe, hope everyone's ok.
JLG-
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(03-11-2011, 06:15 AM)
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Originally Posted by Wario64

holy fuck

[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/gp1QJ.jpg[IMG]

Damn, hope everyone is ok.
Attackthebase
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(03-11-2011, 06:15 AM)
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God damn, a friend of mine is teaching in Japan. Fucking worried as shit for him. He lives on a small island. I don't know if it's on the west or east coast though!

Of course, the phone call is sent straight to voice mail.

Edit: Appears to be on the west coast of Japan. I feel a little better now.
Steelrain
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(03-11-2011, 06:16 AM)
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Fuuuuuck big fire in Odaiba
speculawyer
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(03-11-2011, 06:16 AM)
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Originally Posted by j_k_redtail

7.9. Folks on Twitter in Beijing say they felt it.

[edit] USGS:

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquak...pt11070000.php

7.9?

FFFFFFFfffuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu . . .

That is Biblical scale shaking. Hopefully that was off-shore. I'm feeling bad already . . . that is a monster.
Finaika
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(03-11-2011, 06:16 AM)
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shittt
FINALFANTASYDOG
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(03-11-2011, 06:17 AM)
Rather bad aftershock we just had
Steelrain
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(03-11-2011, 06:17 AM)
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Another big aftershock just now
Shouta
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(03-11-2011, 06:17 AM)
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Yeah, massive aftershock just now.
Kinitari
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(03-11-2011, 06:18 AM)
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I always wonder how far down those cracks go. Then I stop wondering and get scared.
Relix
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(03-11-2011, 06:19 AM)
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My friend just said he got another big aftershock. Not that intense but everything moved. Damn
speculawyer
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(03-11-2011, 06:19 AM)
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Japan's meteorological agency warned that a tsunami as high as 20 feet (6 meters) could strike the coast near Miyagi prefecture, closest to the epicenter. Smaller tsunamis of up to 50 centimeters reached some coastal communities, the agency said.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii said a tsunami warning was in effect for Japan, Russia, Marcus Island and the Northern Marianas. A tsunami watch has been issued for Guam, Taiwan, the Philippines, Indonesia and U.S. state of Hawaii.

The quake struck at 2:46 p.m. at a depth of 10 kilometers, about 80 miles (125 kilometers) off the eastern coast, the meteorological agency said. The area is 240 miles (380 kilometers) northeast of Tokyo.

Wheew. 80 miles offshore makes a big difference.

It shouldn't be too bad then . . . unless they get a Tsunami.
quin
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(03-11-2011, 06:20 AM)
it looks like a few buildings in odaiba are burning and miyagi is expecting a 10meter tsunami it sounds like

they are showing live footage of the tsunami in iwate right now. maybe 12 feet high it looks like
kassatsu
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(03-11-2011, 06:20 AM)
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[IMG]http://i52.************/2rnadme.jpg[/IMG]

Tak Fujii is prepared for the aftershocks

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